Odysseus and his crew gets blown off course and he landed near the lotus eaters and decide to take a break. "we came across the coastline of the Lotus Eaters, who live upon that flower. We landed there to take on the water (Homer 35-37)."
While they are eating Odysseus sends out two men and a runner to explore. "All ship's companies mustered alongside for the mid-day meal. Then I send out two picked men and a runner to learn what race of men the land sustain.(Homer 37-40).
They get pranked by the lotus eaters "They fell in, soon enough, with the Lotus Eaters, who showed no will to do us harm(Homer 41-42)."
The gave them Lotus to eat that act like drugs so they don't want to go. "only offering the sweet Lotus to our friends-but those who ate this honeyed plant, the Lotus, never cared to report, nor to return (Homer 43-45)."
After they ate it they forgot about home and want to stay forever. "they longed to stay forever, browsing on the native bloom, forgetful of their homeland(Homer 42-43)."
Odysseus forcefully takes them back to the ship and tied them down. "I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches(Homer 48-49)."